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The Championship breakthrough that should encourage Aston Villa fans

Aston Villa fans can breathe a sigh of relief after Bolton Wanderers were given the go-ahead to stage Championship home games. Bolton’s next two fixtures at the University of Bolton Stadium were in danger of being postponed over safety fears. The...

4 April 2019 in Regional West
 

Massive community event in Birmingham aims to be show of unity after terror attacks

A massive community event in Birmingham later this month aims to be a show of unity after terror attacks in New Zealand and Birmingham. Open to "all sections of the community", the gathering marks the birthday of Prophet Muhammad and will...

4 April 2019 in Regional West
 

Watch raiders 'clean out' Premier Express store by stealing ENTIRE stock of cigarettes worth £20k

A gang swooped on a Birmingham store and stole its entire stock of cigarettes - worth £20,000. They were captured on CCTV as they  struck at a Premier Express shop in Stoney Lane, Yardley, at 5.35am today, Thursday, April 4. The gang, who burst...

4 April 2019 in Regional West
 

Five 'Yellow Vest' protesters arrested after storming coroner's court in Fulham

Five people have been arrested after self-styled yellow vest protesters forced entry to a London coroner's court. The group streamed their stunt live on Facebook as they stormed senior coroner Chinyere Inyama's office in Fulham, west London. The...

4 April 2019 in Regional West
 

Ferrari salesman Nicholas Burke who used laser jammer to avoid speeding ticket jailed

A former supercar salesman who had a laser jammer installed in his vehicle out of fear of getting points on his driving licence has been jailed. Nicholas Burke, 46, was caught using the device, which is capable of preventing speed readings from being...

4 April 2019 in Regional West
 

Gordon Ramsay and wife Tana welcome fifth child - two years after heartbreak

Gordon Ramsay and his wife Tana have welcomed their fifth child together, a boy called Oscar. The TV chef posted a picture on Instagram with their new baby, who was born on Thursday. He wrote: "After 3 baftas and one Emmy... finally we have won...

4 April 2019 in Regional West
 

Heart stopping moment driver Yasin Adam rams armed police officer with Mercedes

A driver who fractured the skull of an armed police officer when he hit him with his Mercedes has been jailed for four years. Yasin Adam, 25, ran over the victim after he was ordered to get out of his car in Leicester in the early hours of October 5...

4 April 2019 in Regional West
 

Football fan's fury after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 'steal Instagram account name'

A football fan has said his Instagram account was given to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex without his permission. Kevin Keiley, from Worthing, West Sussex, selected the @sussexroyal handle when he joined the photo-sharing website because he lives in...

4 April 2019 in Regional West
 

'Never in doubt' The moment we knew Aston Villa star Jack Grealish was back

It was the moment Aston Villa fans knew Jack Grealish was back – and with a bang. The claret and blues have been re-invigorated by Grealish’s return to the side after a three-month absence during which they won just twice in 13 games. Grealish hobbled...

4 April 2019 in Regional West
 

Police want to trace man after woman robbed at Kings Norton cashpoint

Police want to trace this man after a woman was robbed at a cashpoint in Kings Norton. It happened as the victim, aged 58, used the ATM outside the Post Office on Lindsworth Approach at 8am on January 29. As the machine dispensed her cash she was...

4 April 2019 in Regional West
 

Snapchat announces mobile gaming platform Snap Games - how it works

Snapchat is to launch a gaming platform inside its social media app as it looks to compete with Apple's App Store and other mobile gaming platforms. Snap Games will enable friends to play against each other without installing any extra apps or paying...

4 April 2019 in Regional West
 

Thousands of London Underground workers to vote on strikes in pay row

Thousands of London Underground workers are to be balloted for strikes in a dispute over pay. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union will vote in the coming weeks on whether to launch a campaign of industrial action. The RMT said it had...

4 April 2019 in Regional West
 

'I'm a f***ing international lawyer' - Passenger SPAT at flight attendant in racist tirade

A lawyer who spat at a flight attendant during a racist foul-mouthed tirade after she was refused alcohol on a nine-hour business class flight has been jailed for six months. Judge Nicholas Wood, sentencing at Isleworth Crown Court, told Simone Burns:...

4 April 2019 in Regional West
 

'Please take the baby to a hospital' - huge hunt for man thought to be with missing tot

Police have launched a huge hunt for a man thought to be with a missing baby. James Dempsey was last seen driving a silver Vauxhall Astra towards Coventry on the A45 at 1am today, Thursday, April 4. He is believed to be with the five-month-old tot,...

4 April 2019 in Regional West
 

The 5 words that sum up Peter Odemwingie's West Brom career

“Could have been a legend.” That’s the overriding from West Bromwich Albion fans after Peter Odemwingie hung up his boots aged 37. The former Baggies striker announced his retirement this week, calling time on a 17-year senior career that included a...

4 April 2019 in Regional West
 


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